Richard Pries

Richard C. Pries, 88, of LaFontaine passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 4:50 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born August 30, 1933, in Waltz Township, Wabash County to Clarence E. and Irene (Pressler) Pries.
He was a 1951 graduate of Somerset High School. He was a member of the College Corner Brethren Church, a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Wabash County Farm Bureau Co-Op. He was a retired farmer and owned and operated Pries Gun Shop for many years. Farming and guns were his passions.
He is survived by two sons, Fred (Cynthia) Pries of Winchester; and Michael Pries of Berne; longtime companion, Edna Whitton and longtime friend, Charles (Kim) Whitton, both of LaFontaine; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Ron Pries; and David Pries, and sister, Imogene Barton.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Aug. 2 at College Corner Brethren Church, 8996S 500W, Wabash. Officiating will be David Phillips. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery in Wabash.
Memorials may be made to College Corner Brethren Church.
Arrangements provided by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home in Wabash. Online condolences may be made at